Bridging question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Ahhhson, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. Ahhhson

    Ahhhson Guest

    Jun 5, 2003
    ALBANY NY 518
    Don't pick on me Im learning.

    Bridging (with a power amp) doesn't exclusively work with 2 cabs does it? you can do it with one...
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    Sure, you can bridge with one or two cabs. Just make sure the impedance doesn't drop too low for your amp's bridged rating.

    Typical situation is an 8 ohm load with one cab, and 4 ohm total load with two 8 ohm cabs. If either one of your cabs is 4 ohms or lower, be careful. Most amps can only bridge into 4 ohms minimum.
  3. Ahhhson

    Ahhhson Guest

    Jun 5, 2003
    ALBANY NY 518
    what about the ampeg svt810e?
  4. Let's substitute the word "speaker array" for the word cabs. As long as the total impedance of the speaker array is equal or greater than the minimum impedance the amp is rated for, you'll be fine.

    The Peavey web site has a technical article on bridging with 3 speaker arrays, one for each "channel" plus one across the bridge. As long as the impedance adds up!